In September 2022, EuropeYou, in synergy with COPERNICUS BERLIN organized a tennis project in Italy where attended participants from all Europe.
The project was based on the idea of cooperation and competition which exchange experience in sport and tennis. It supported the mobility of sportsmen, youth workers, volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of youth NGOs and non-profit sport organizations. We promoted voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport and tennis. Main goal of the project were – gaining new skills between the participants, exchanging experience in violence free and drugs free tournaments, seminars, camps and demonstrations. The sport has an important social role, not only helps to improve the physical and psychological recovery, but it helps to develop social relationships regardless of age, social origin or physical difficulties. It builds important values such as team spirit, solidarity, tolerance and fair play, contributing to the personal development and fulfillment. Through sport we provided opportunities for participation to people at risk and we builded networks of solidarity and voluntary work around these people (violence free and tolerant community).
Our project was the best excellent and effective communication tool: it gave voice to important issues – home violence, aggression on the streets, women victims of harasement or rapery, as well as equal opportunities for children with poor family financial condition and/or special needs to play sport.